National Conference of Synagogue Youth

Address: 8001 Gannon Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63130 | Phone: 314-498-NCSY (6279) website:

Rabbi Michael Rovinsky, Area Director | Sam Zitin, Chapter Advisor

NCSY’s mission is to inspire Jewish youth to realize their potential as Jews and as human beings and become active members in the Jewish community through a variety of social and educational experiences including several leadership retreats. Opportunities exist for interested older teens to mentor elementary school-age NCSYers. NCSY runs 10-12 events per month. NCSY, in cooperation with YACHAD, also helps facilitate social programs and retreats for children with various developmental challenges.

Summer programs include a variety of Israel experiences, study programs, tours of the U.S. and Europe and camps. St. Louis NCSY programs reach more than 200 teens from all affiliations of Judaism. Junior NCSY is for grades 5-8; senior NCSY is for grades 9-12.